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Re: 5.1 release?

On 2 Sep 2010 at 8:25, Thomas Mueller wrote:

> > Basically,
> > but the list of tickets or bugs holding the release is private, AFAIK.
> > From what I know, 2 more tickets needs to be processed, and a new RC
> > will be cut.
> > -- 
> > Manuel Bouyer <>
> I too have been burning with curiosity about 5.1 release, or if there would 
> be an RC4, since the time interval since RC3 has become much greater than 
> between RC1 and RC2, or RC2 and RC3.
> But now my question is how do I update the source code, what is the preferred 
> way.  I can download either the source sets or sourcecd iso, but the question 
> is how to update the source directories.  
> There is the obvious
> rm -R /usr/src/*
> rm -R /usr/xsrc/*
> and then unpack the new source, but is that the preferred way, or is there 
> something more efficient, more elegant, possibly using cvs?

I've used cvs, it needs a little bit of setting up
which is described in the NetBSD guide.

cd /usr
cvs checkout -rnetbsd-5 -P src

or if you already have sources

cd /usr/src
cvs update -A -rnetbsd-5 -dP

That resulted in NetBSD 5.1_RC3

Once I had built the sets I used them to update my
pcs by copying over, first copy a kernel and confirm
bootup is ok, then unpacking required sets except
for etc.tgz

Alternative used to be to download a source.tgz but
either format or location has changed.

Ready built sets can be downloaded

or the iso can be burned to cd and systems updated
from cd.


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